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Offline swes

Bike Tour Birth Control
« on: January 24, 2011, 01:08:22 am »
Hi all,

My boyfriend and I are starting a Pan American trip in June. I can't seem to find any good info anywhere on what to do about birth control while on the ride. I think the Nuva Ring will best method, but any other ideas are welcome. I need to talk to my doc, but wondering if anyone knows if the doc will release multiple months of the prescription at a time.

Thanks,

Offline Macbeth

Re: Bike Tour Birth Control
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2011, 02:00:49 am »
Just make him carry all the stuff so he's too tired at the end of a day to have sex :)

On a serious note, my girlfriend used Nuva Ring on a trip we did, and it messed with her pretty badly. We ran with condoms.

Offline rvklassen

Re: Bike Tour Birth Control
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2011, 12:39:39 pm »
Hi all,

My boyfriend and I are starting a Pan American trip in June. I can't seem to find any good info anywhere on what to do about birth control while on the ride. I think the Nuva Ring will best method, but any other ideas are welcome. I need to talk to my doc, but wondering if anyone knows if the doc will release multiple months of the prescription at a time.

Thanks,

Mail order prescriptions tend to be 90 day.  May not be enough, but if you go the mail order route you should be able to get a refill mailed somewhere (possibly through an intermediate person) to catch up with you.  Assuming you have enough lead time.

Offline paddleboy17

Re: Bike Tour Birth Control
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2011, 11:58:24 am »
Hi all,

My boyfriend and I are starting a Pan American trip in June. I can't seem to find any good info anywhere on what to do about birth control while on the ride. I think the Nuva Ring will best method, but any other ideas are welcome. I need to talk to my doc, but wondering if anyone knows if the doc will release multiple months of the prescription at a time.

Thanks,

This was discussed in great length on crazyguyonabike.com http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/forum/board/message/?o=RrzKj&thread_id=113507&v=10&page=1&nested=0.
Danno

Offline bogiesan

Re: Bike Tour Birth Control
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2011, 08:47:19 am »
I know you're looking for legitimate advice but I had my vasectomy decades ago so this is a topic I know only one thing about: do not ride recumbents on your tour. You will end your days differently than on conventional bikes, without pain and feeling like a million bucks. Unless you solve your conception control question, the energy reserve and afterglow of getting into camp on a 'bent would have to go somewhere!

Wishing you and your mate tremendous fun and good fortune on your adventure.

david boise ID
I play go. I use Macintosh. Of course I ride a recumbent

Offline Elessar

Re: Bike Tour Birth Control
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2011, 09:57:19 am »
My wife has had a Mirena implanted and it has been wonderful.  Things have really mellowed out and cycles are very slight.  I know it's expensive but the results have been really good and I can recommend this method because of the complete lack of "supplies" or maintenance.  Some insurance covers the cost but you have to check with your carrier.  This little device has really change our lives.

"The road goes ever on and on, down from the door where it began.  Now far ahead the road has gone and I must follow if I can."  J.R.R. Tolkien